Translation of "difference" - English-German dictionary


noun /ˈdifrəns/

what makes one thing unlike another

der Unterschied
I can’t see any difference between these two pictures
It doesn’t make any difference to me whether you go or stay
There’s not much difference between them.

an act of differing, especially a disagreement

die Meinungsverschiedenheit
We had a difference of opinion
Have they settled their differences? (= Have they stopped arguing?).

the amount by which one quantity or number is greater than another

die Differenz
If you buy it for me I’ll give you $6 now and make up the difference later.
different adjective

(often with from) not the same

These gloves are not a pair – they’re different
My ideas are different from his.
differentiate /-ˈrenʃieit/ verb

to see or be able to tell a difference (between)

unterscheiden zwischen
It’s difficult to differentiate between the two birds because they look very similar.

(with between) to treat differently

einen Unterschied machen
She does not differentiate between her two children although one is adopted.
differentiation noun

die Unterscheidung
different is followed by from (not than).

(Translation of “difference” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)